AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 1, 2017

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Stem Cells Used to Successfully Regenerate Damage in Corticospinal Injury

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For the first time, researchers show functional benefit in animal model of key motor control

Researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Health System, with colleagues in Japan and Wisconsin, have been able to direct stem cells neurons to regenerate lost tissue in damaged corticospinal tracts of rats. This has resulted in great functional benefit. “The corticospinal projection is the most important motor system in humans,” said senior study author Mark Tuszunski, MD, PhD, professor in the UC San Diego School of Medicine Department of Neurosciences and director of the UC San Diego Translational Neuroscience Institute. “It has not been successfully regenerated before. Many have tried, many have failed – including us, in previous efforts.” To read more, click here

Calendar/Courses

Microsurgery Course Zurich
March 29-April 1, 2017; Zurich, Switzerland

12th World Congress on Brain Injury
March 29-April 1, 2017; New Orleans

2017 National Neuroscience Review
March 31-April 1, 2017; National Harbor, Md.

Brain & Brain PET 2017
April 1-4, 2017; Berlin, Germany

Neurosurgical Society of America Annual Meeting 2017
April 2-5, 2017; Jacksonville, Fla.

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